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September 1, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Pandemic Shines Light on Telehealth Services

by ADA

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Dr. Brooke Fukuoka and her team were no longer able to go into long-term care facilities to see their patients. For Dr. Fukuoka’s practice, which specializes in providing dental care to adults who have disabilities

August 31, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Warning Over ‘Dangerous’ DIY Beauty Trends on TikTok Including Teeth Whitening

by BBC

DIY beauty trends popular on TikTok could be dangerous and harmful, healthcare groups have warned. Examples include applying bleach to whiten teeth, removing moles at home, and using eyelash glue to make lips appear larger, BBC News has discovered. When

August 31, 2020 News News

Province Supporting Innovative Made-in-Ontario Technology to Sanitize PPE

by Ontario

 The Ontario government is providing Clean Works Medical and Pure Life Machinery with $2 million from the Ontario Together Fund to help manufacture a one-of-a-kind, sanitizing device called the Clean Flow Healthcare Mini. This Ontario-made device can decontaminate up to

August 31, 2020 News News

One-in-Four Canadians Did Not Visit a Dentist in the Past Year

by Mario Canseco, Research Co

Just over two-in-five Canadians went to the dentist twice in the past year, a new Research Co. poll has found. In the online survey of a representative national sample, 26% of Canadians say they have not visited the dentist over

August 28, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

B.C. to Overhaul 20 Health Regulators Into Six Big Colleges

by Tricity News

The B.C. government intends to amalgamate the province’s 20 health profession regulators into six large regulatory colleges that will be directed by a new oversight body. This big-box style of self-regulatory colleges is new in Canada, said Health Minister Adrian

August 28, 2020 News DentistryNews

Toronto Dentist Charged with Sexual Assault Barred From Treating Patients Under 18

by CBC

More than two months after a Toronto dentist was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault allegedly involving patients and children among the victims, Ontario’s dental regulator has imposed conditions on him. But the college is allowing Dr. Amir Haydarian

August 27, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Honouring and Inspiring a New Generation of Health Leaders and Innovators

by Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Second year medical students with an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge are recognized today with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award.  Each recipient receives a cash prize of

August 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

Henry Schein Opens Customer Assistance Hotline in Response to the California Wildfires

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Dentists and Physicians Who May Experience Operational, Logistical, or Financial Issues Encouraged to Call 800-999-9729 Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC) reminds its customers in California that the Henry Schein Customer Assistance Hotline is open for dentists and physicians who may experience

August 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

Announcement: Dr. Les Kalman Appointed Academic Lead, Continuing Dental Education

by Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Dr. Les Kalman has been appointed to the position of Academic Lead for Continuing Dental Education at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. Dr. Kalman graduated as a Doctor

August 26, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Polymers Prevent Potentially Hazardous Mist During Dentist Visit

by American Institute of Physics

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago couldn’t stop thinking about the spinning, vibrating tools in a dentist’s office that turn water into mist and send it flying into the air. If that mist contains a virus or some

August 25, 2020 News DentistryNews

PPE Reserve for Essential Service Workers

by Certified Dental Assistants of British Columbia

PPE is an essential part of the fight against COVID-19, and it’s vital that healthcare workers have access to a steady supply of this equipment. To address the gap in PPE availability, the Government of Canada has created the Essential Services

August 24, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Statement From the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on August 23, 2020

by Public Health Agency of Canada

In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “There have been 124,629 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,071 deaths. 89% of people have now recovered.

August 24, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Millions of Brits Face Agonizing Wait to See the Dentist After 10M Appointments Delayed by Coronavirus Pandemic

by The Sun

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned it could take months to clear the backlog with campaigners claiming the coronavirus crisis has been disastrous for children’s oral health. Many surgeries reopened last month after being shut during lockdown but strict rules mean

August 24, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Dental Delight: Perfectly Preserved 70,000 Year Old Tooth Found in France

by Yahoo News

Researchers unearthed a tooth estimated to be around 70,000 years old, at the archaeolocial site of Montmaurin, in Haute-Garonne, near the Spanish border. The incisor, believed to have belonged to a Neanderthal adult, was found in the Coupe-Gorge cave. The

August 21, 2020 News NewsOral Health

NYU Dentistry Receives $2.4 Million Grant to Study Low-Grade Inflammation in Aging

by NYU

The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) to explore age-related, chronic low-grade inflammation and changes in the gut microbiome. The

August 21, 2020 News NewsOral Health

3rd Grader’s “Toothbrush Brush” Invention Gaining National Attention

by Danielle Grossman, nbc4i

A third grader from Delaware is getting some national recognition for her inventions that help solve everyday problems. “It’s a team effort with coming up with the ideas,” explained Kristin Wilder, mother of Vera Wilder, a nationally recognized child inventor.

August 21, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Kids That Believe in the Tooth Fairy Take Better Care of Their Teeth, Study Says

by Digital News Desk

What role does the tooth fairy play in teaching children oral hygiene habits? Well, a new study says quite a lot. Delta Dental surveyed parents who ‘allow’ the tooth fairy into their homes, and they discovered more than just money

August 19, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Putting Off Routine Medical Appointments Because of Coronavirus? Go Now, Doctors Say

by Global News

Now’s the time to catch up on any routine tests, screening and care you might have postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, doctors say. Unlike at the beginning of the pandemic, case loads in Canada are relatively low — but with numbers

August 19, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Statement from the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association on the Safety of Non-Essential Dental Procedures


On August 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) advised that “routine non-essential oral health care—which usually includes oral health check-ups, dental cleanings and preventive care—be delayed until there has been sufficient reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates from community transmission to

August 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentists on Foreign Work Visas are Risking Their Health to Maintain Their Legal Status

by Business Insider

Dentists like Azeez Swarup risk getting COVID-19 every day on the job. But as an immigrant on a work visa, his main concern isn’t the virus. “The first thing that comes into my mind if I am or if I